reply to post by hexed1911
I know a little about this base, via a friend who is ex Air Force and lives near this abandoned base. According to him, this base was set up in a
very remote location of Georgia in the 1950's. This part of Georgia was very remote the, but was not too far from Atlanta Army Air Base and Dobbins
ARB. The Air Force created this base to test the idea of nuclear propulsion for aircraft. Back then, atomic energy was the solution for everything,
from potentially knocking out hurricanes to powering submarines, to powering aircraft without refueling. Imagine nuclear powered bombers flying all
the way to Moscow. I worked at Wright Patterson AFB where there is still a testing dome that housed a reactor so the AF could test airplane
structures exposed to radiation for just such a product. The AF needed a remote location to test engines, so the woods of Dawsonville GA would hide a
very small location. As my friend related, it was abandoned in the 60's, but there are still some parts of the base there, including the concrete
stands the engines were put on instead of wings. I have never been to this site, but I know approximately where it is and live a few miles from it.
I would say it is possible some of the radioactive material is still there, at least that area still may be contaminated.